Royal Baby Watch: Who Are The Royal Godparents?
There’s a whole lot of nothing happening this week with Royal Baby Watch 2015. Yesterday media pens were set up outside of the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, where The Duchess of Cambridge (nee Kate Middleton) will be giving birth to her second child with Prince William (The Duke of Cambridge) – a child that will be fourth in line to the throne, and will be the first little sibling of Prince George.
For those of you keeping score, until Prince George was born, Prince Harry had been fourth in line to the throne – so you can see that even those a bit further down the line of succession still have some great perks in life!
So, while we’re all anxiously awaiting the news that Kate has been admitted to the hospital, and that Prince William is making the two hour journey to the hospital from the air ambulance base where he works, let’s take a minute to review who the potential godparents of the Royal Baby could be.
Hello! magazine is speculating that this time around, William and Kate will stick with their theme of bucking tradition. Prince George famously has only one royal godparent – his elder cousin Zara Phillips – William’s first cousin (the daughter of Princess Anne, The Princess Royal) – while the other six are friends of his parents. Conversely, Prince William has six godparents, one of whom includes the former King Constantine of Greece, and all of whom are royal or titled.
Who might be in line for the job this time? I’m guessing that William and Kate’s siblings – Prince Harry, Pippa Middleton, and James Middleton – will definitely get their turn. I also have a hunch that Peter Phillips, Zara’s older brother, may get the nod this time. When selecting Prince George’s godparents, The Cambridges paid homage to William’s late mother, Princess Diana, by selecting her close friend Julia Samuel. This time around, I think William and Kate may include one of William’s Spencer cousins – the nieces or nephews of Princess Diana – as a nod to his mother’s family, or perhaps one of Diana’s sisters.